African American Women’s History in the Digital Age: A Readex Breakfast Presentation
Prof. Dunbar’s talk will focus on the work of recovering early African American women's history, both before and during the digital revolution. She will examine the utility and limitations of digitization in early African American history. For many historians, the digitization of documents and images has allowed scholars wider access to important evidence. Yet for historians of women and people of African descent the evidence trail remains elusive. While digitization promotes the wider dissemination of historical evidence, it doesn't provide a remedy for absent voices. Dunbar will discuss the ways that historians of women and people of African descent must engage in new digitization technology as well as older techniques of gathering and interpreting evidence.In February, a video of Prof. Dunbar’s presentation will be available here on The Readex Blog. For more information about Prof. Dunbar’s presentation, or about Afro-Americana Imprints, 1535-1922: From the Library Company of Philadelphia, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.